Here at Your Concierge NYC we have all been climbing the walls wanting to get up, get out, and get doing something.  A month trapped in the house with minimal human interaction will start to play mind tricks on even the most resilient of us.  With that being said, we also recognize the importance of the current health recommendations put forth by various national and international experts to #FlattenTheCurve.  As always, your safety, health, and wellbeing are our utmost concerns.  

In the spirit of wellbeing, we feel that having some positive and exciting things to look forward to – even if in the distant future – are a great addition to all of the current health recommendations.  After all, we shouldn’t forget about our mental health during these unprecedented times, either.  What better way to get excited for a change of pace … and a change of place … than to plan your next great adventure with your loved ones once the world returns to normal?  So without further ado, please do wash your hands, practice social distancing, and let us help you curate your trip of a lifetime – post- apocalypse, of course.  

Below is a brief list of potential trips to satisfy your newest case of wanderlust, no matter what type of traveler you are. Our team has some amazing and varied travel experience as a whole, and it was a truly difficult decision to narrow down this post to include our 25 greatest hits and bucket list trips.  We hope that these ideas jump-start your travel planning process, give you a much-needed boost of optimism, and shine some light on a previously undiscovered corner of the world.   Please stay tuned for a more in-depth review of each of these locations in the coming weeks, to help you solidify your destination of choice!

As always, we would love to help these dreams become your reality!  For a personally curated luxury travel itinerary geared exactly to your preferences and brimming with first class amenities and experiences, please send us a message here.

For the naturalist:

  • White water raft along the Colorado River through the majestic turns of the Grand Canyon
  • Zip line over the canopies of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests with views of the imposing Areñal Volcano on the horizon
  • Take the ultimate leap of faith by participating in some of the world’s largest bungee jumps while surveying the beautiful valleys of New Zealand as gravity takes its course
  • Get up close and personal with the world’s largest coral reef system and its colorful inhabitants off the coast of Sydney, Australia followed by a journey inland to survey the Ayers Rock at Uluru, a cultural site sacred to the indigenous population
  • Explore the seventh continent of Antarctica from a luxuriously appointed cruise ship complete educational narratives provided by National Geographic before having the opportunity to walk across truly untouched land in search of penguins, polar bears, seals, and much more

For the animal lover:

  • Care for elephants in a socially responsible and humane sanctuary deep in the mountains of Northern Thailand
  • Interact with indigenous lizards, swim with nurse sharks, and feed playful swimming pigs all within the Exuma Keys
  • Dance with curious sea lions underwater in the protected lands of The Galapagos Islands, the epitome of pure untouched nature off the coast of Ecuador
  • Drive through the savannah with a local wildlife expert on your very own game drive across South Africa, followed by a trek through the forests of Namibia to spot wild gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Go behind-the-scenes with skilled animal keepers to learn about elephants and rhinos, trek through the savannah to feed hippos and traverse a suspension bridge above a crocodile enclosure, and feed okapis, giraffe, ostrich, and red river hogs in backstage tours at various locations throughout Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL 

For the tranquility seeker:

  • Unwind at a wellness resort complete with beach yoga and organic offerings overlooking the cliffs of Bali
  • Relax poolside with views of the red rock canyons before taking a short hike to Devil’s Peak in Sedona, Arizona to find your inner zen
  • Bathe in the geothermal hotsprings of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon before spending a night in your very own glass-roofed igloo with unobstructed views the ethereal Northern Lights
  • Stroll along a stretch of untouched rugged coastline without another person in sight on the beaches of Kauai, Hawaii after a leisurely morning hike through Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
  • Hike through the picturesque Canadian Rockies to the widely accessible Athabasca Glacier and kayak through the shockingly blue waters of glacier-fed Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada

For the cosmopolitan enthusiast:

  • Celebrate the exciting festival of Carnival by night and relax on the beaches of Copa Cabana by day, all while gazing at the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue on the horizon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Explore the colorful history of Catalan culture and glorious architectural feats of Antoni Gaudí along the unique “Avenue of Discord” and within the imposing Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain
  • Marvel at the futuristic skyline lit up against the night sky while on a dinner cruise along the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China 
  • Snap the perfect photo of the Taj Mahal while breathing in the fragrant aromas of the surrounding gardens before indulging in a delectable curry-infused lunch dish
  • Stroll through Balboa Park and along the sprawling beaches abutting the Pacific Ocean of San Diego before visiting the myriad of military museums along the harbor and sitting down to an award-winning meal and post-prandial cocktails in the lively Gaslamp Quarter

For cultural immersion:

  • Appreciate the history encased in numerous wats (temples), breathe in the aroma of delectable street food, and barter with the local merchants in the various markets of Bangkok, Thailand
  • Work your way through the plethora of halls in the world-renowned Louvre before taking a day trip out to Versailles to stroll through the immaculately preserved mansion and gardens that once housed King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette 
  • Admire the grandeur of the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza before taking a privately guided tour through the soon-to-be opened King Tut museum in Cairo, Egypt
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air at 8,000 feet above sea level in the marvelously preserved Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru, where you might even encounter a playful alpaca or two
  • Gaze in awe at the moai, better known to the world as the oversized stone heads carved during the 13th-16thcenturies by the indigenous people, located on the remote volcanic island of Easter Island, a Chilean territory in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean